Letter: Volunteer program praised



“This (work with hospice patients)is the best thing I’ve done in my life” were Debbie Switzer’s words in Scott Hewitt’s April 22 story, “Coordinators forge ties with volunteers.” This rang true for me since I had just completed a 20-hour Twilight Brigade orientation on end-of-life care and the art of compassionate presence. This training, accredited by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, aims also to raise society’s consciousness about the needs of the dying, especially veterans, and to dispel common fears and myths. The local VA Voluntary Services coordinator thinks so highly of the Twilight Brigade training that she requires volunteers to take it. I am grateful I found out about this opportunity and recommend going to The Twilight Brigade to find out more.

Victoria Clevenger